chock: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (chok), [key]
- a wedge or block of wood, metal, or the like, for filling in a space, holding an object steady, etc.
- any of various heavy metal fittings on a deck or wharf that serve as fairleads for cables or chains.
- a shaped support or cradle for a ship's boat, barrel, etc.
- a small wooden piece or timber for filling a gap, reinforcing an angle, etc., in a wooden vessel.
- a bearing supporting the end of a rolling mill.
- a roof support made of cribbing filled with stones. Cf. cog (def. 2).
- to furnish with or secure by a chock or chocks.
- to place (a boat) upon chocks.
- as close or tight as possible: chock against the edge.
- chock (Thesaurus)